A little oxidized smelling, with old cellar scents, strawberry jam, rose hips, tea, potpourri, hand soap, ashtray, and EtOH. Enormously fleshy, rich, ripe, round palate that is silky with maturity. Despite the age, there is still a saturating, cough syrup character that doubles back on the tiny amount of RS to make this seem sweeter than it really is. Somewhat of a curiosity, but very pleasurable to drink and experience.
Blind Tasting 1968-79 Ridge Geyservilles (Tom's House, Palo Alto, CA): Nose started volatile and spirity but calmed down to reveal sweet cherry fruit. Medium to full bodied with low to medium acidity. Sweet, ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, porty and slightly raisinated. Clearly a late-picked or late-harvest. An outlier in the lineup but still nice. (my 8th, group's 2nd)
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